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Amazon.com: The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics, Revised and Updated Edition (9780199753871): Stanislas Dehaene: Books

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Noticing and Wondering in High School :: The Max Ray Blog

If you've spent any time around the Math Forum folks, you've heard of "I Notice, I Wonder" -- two little phrases that we use to start students talking
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Tweet from @mpershan

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Malcolm Swan's ground rules for teachers and students during a discussion.

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Math Departments that Support All Students' Learning

Math Departments that Support All Students' Learning | Maths Education | Scoop.it
Awhile back, I wrote an article comparing two mathematics departments that managed to successfully support students' learning, even among students with histories of low achievement. One department,...
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Robert Heyman's curator insight, May 11, 2017 11:56 PM
This article follows the experience of a Ilana Horn: an education professional who studies the teaching and learning of mathematics in US secondary schools. Her article provides valuable insight into using effective approaches to help students engage in learning mathematics in heterogeneous classrooms. This is achieved by comparing the mathematics departments from two different schools which successfully support students' learning. The similarities and differences between 'Phoenix Park' and 'Railside School' are illustrated and the approach used to support students in heterogeneous classrooms is investigated.

Horn describes how the two schools' approach mathematics differently from the typical school curriculum and impart an alternate perspective of mathematics to their students. The teachers' conception of mathematics is a 'network of interrelated ideas whose connections can be understood by students with different levels of attainment, given appropriate and differentiated scaffolding'.

Horn addresses four key points which include:

1. Teachers presented a connected and meaningful view of mathematics

2. A curriculum focused on important mathematical ideas

3. A balance of professional discretion and coordination for teaching decisions

4. Clear distinctions between “doing math” and “doing school” for both students and teachers

The SAMR framework When these key ideas of a supportive mathematics classroom are used in alignment with digital tools and the SAMR framework, redefined, engaging, and successful lessons and activities can be designed for our students. When reading the article, many links can be made within the writers information and the theory underlying the modification and redefinition of learning tasks. Such instances I have found include:

Need for sensemaking and meaning; complex and connected view; deeper content; concept driven curriculum 

Non-sequential (non-hierarchical) view of mathematics, a subject with connections - connected web of ideas. 

Require students to make mearning of the maths they are learning - clarify assumptions and explore and their choices in problem posing and and problem solving. 

Students perform more sensibly and creatively on an open-ended design task (instead of traditional instruction). 


Ilana Horn's resource can be used to support the development of a unit based around geometry: perimeters and areas within design solutions, applied within a real-world context. 

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How I Became an Unfair Teacher

How I Became an Unfair Teacher | Maths Education | Scoop.it
It's easy to forget how tiny, arbitrary, everyday decisions can shape a kid's school experience.
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Day 180 - Embracing a Growth Mindset for Learning

Day 180 - Embracing a Growth Mindset for Learning | Maths Education | Scoop.it
Another school year has ended, and so I want to report on the first day of the second semester and the last day of class. This report will make more sense if you know about my first day of class. D...
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Response: 'The Grading System We Need to Have'

Response: 'The Grading System We Need to Have' | Maths Education | Scoop.it
Rick Wormeli, the well-known educator, author, and speaker, has agreed to provide the primary response today. In addition, several readers contributed their own thoughts.
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Education Outrage: Online education and Online degrees are dead; now let's move on to something real

Education Outrage: Online education and Online degrees are dead; now let's move on to something real | Maths Education | Scoop.it
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An unnoticed rule for number language

An unnoticed rule for number language | Maths Education | Scoop.it
A student question while studying place value uncovers a previously unnoticed rule about how we read numbers aloud.
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Math Coach's Corner: Tips for Effective Remediation

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Remediation is the process of individualizing instruction to close the gaps for all of your students. Read more about effective remediation.
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Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

Why Do Americans Stink at Math? | Maths Education | Scoop.it
The Common Core should finally improve math education. The problem is that no one has taught the teachers how to teach it.
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Noticing and Wondering in Middle School :: Suzanne at the Math Forum

Noticing and Wondering in Middle School :: Suzanne at the Math Forum | Maths Education | Scoop.it
My colleagues recently blogged about Noticing and Wondering in High School (Max - @maxmathforum) and Noticing and Wondering in Elementary School
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The first step in adding fractions is to find a common numerator.

The first step in adding fractions is to find a common numerator. | Maths Education | Scoop.it
"Okay, listen up! Today's lesson will be on adding fractions. Let's start with an easy one like 1/3 + 1/6. The first step is to find a common numerator, which, in this example, we already have. Thi...
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Belinda 's curator insight, May 14, 2017 8:24 PM
This will come in very useful! Thanks for scooping Jan!
Sarah-Louise Tapper's curator insight, May 27, 2017 8:22 AM
An amazing insight into how it feels to be confused in Math! I will enjoy sharing this with my mentor next week on EPL placement!
Sarah-Louise Tapper's comment, May 27, 2017 8:23 AM
an Swanepoel, what a fantastic scoop!! I was just reviewing adding fractions with a low literacy group of year 9s on my prac last week and I saw a heap of puzzled faces. I went as slowly as I could...but they were still confused. Now I can re-experience that confusion. An eye-opener for sure!
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Who or What Broke My Kids?

Who or What Broke My Kids? | Maths Education | Scoop.it
I am DesperateI am on a desperate search to find out who or what broke my students.  In fact I am so desperate that I stopped class today to ask them who broke them.  Was it their parents, a former...
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MEDIAN Don Steward secondary maths teaching: dividing fraction views

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Do You have the Personality To Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher?

Do You have the Personality To Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher? | Maths Education | Scoop.it
If an inquiry-based system is to succeed, we’ll need really good human beings in the classroom who know their field, but who also radiate the kind of positive, non-judgmental love that helps students open their minds and hearts.
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We need an elevator question, not an elevator speech.

We need an elevator question, not an elevator speech. | Maths Education | Scoop.it
I think teaching has an explanation problem. I don't think this is a new thought by any means, but more than a lot of professions teaching suffers from the Curse of Knowledge. Most everyone teacher...
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Math Horizon's Aftermath: Every Math Major Should Take a Public-Speaking Course

Math Horizon's Aftermath: Every Math Major Should Take a Public-Speaking Course | Maths Education | Scoop.it
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Rational Expressions: Exponents As Abbreviations, Exponents As Language All Its Own

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Amazon.com: Good Questions for Math Teaching, Grades 5-8: Why Ask Them and What to Ask (9780941355698): Nancy Canavan Anderson, Lainie Schuster: Books

Good Questions for Math Teaching, Grades 5-8: Why Ask Them and What to Ask

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